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Tom Brady to Anthony Edwards -“I know the money is good but you’re playing the wrong sport”

While Edwards would probably have a good shot at turning himself into a successful football player, it seems likely that he will stick to just basketball for the time being
Tom Brady to Anthony Edwards - “I know the money is good but you’re playing the wrong sport”

Tom Brady made a pitch for Edwards to switch sports

Many professional basketball players have talents that aren’t limited just to playing basketball. When they were growing up and playing in high school and sometimes even college, many of these guys were multi-sport athletes. Those talents often tend to stick around for a while.

Edwards showcased a video of himself playing football, and Brady responded

Count Anthony Edwards among those athletes who could have probably been successful in other sports. Edwards recently posted a clip of himself running routes and tossing dimes in a pickup football game with some friends. Edwards’ skills just so happened to catch the eye of Tom Brady, widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time. Brady made a pitch for Edwards to switch sports, saying, “Ant I know the money is good but you’re playing the wrong sport.”

Brady has been known to try and recruit pretty much any athlete he is friendly with to his Tampa Bay Buccaneers squad. He’s successfully recruited some of his friends who play football, such as Rob Gronkowski, to Southern Florida, but other athletes, such as LeBron James, haven’t been willing to make the jump. Edwards didn’t exactly rule the idea out in a response to Brady shortly after, though.

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Would Edwards be able to make the jump to the NFL?

It’s worth noting that there is a very slim chance that Edwards would actually consider making a jump to the NFL. He’s blossoming into a star in the NBA and is on an upstart Minnesota Timberwolves team that could make some noise in the Western Conference next season.

If Edwards were to consider making the leap to the NFL, though, chances are he could be pretty successful. As seen in basketball, with his nifty layups and ferocious dunks, Edwards is a gifted athlete. The video clip he posted on Twitter shows his skills aren’t just limited to the court.

If Edwards were to try to go to the NFL, he could succeed as a tight end or wide receiver. He’s got a bigger frame for the NFL that would make him tough to cover, while also possessing the speed to outrun those that can match up with him physically. He also showed that he’s got quite an arm too, and given his athletic ability, Edwards could turn himself into quite the dual-threat quarterback, too.

But for now, it appears Edwards is more likely to stick to basketball, which is good for the NBA. Edwards is a supremely talented player, despite being in the league for just two years, and it seems like he will only continue to get better the longer he is in the NBA.

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